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Exterior paint colour

Ruth FaganDecember 31, 2012
We have just re roofed our 1904 weatherboard cottage with a galvanised tin roof and now need to paint it. I am having difficulty deciding whether to paint it steel blue or grey green with white trim. Any suggestions?
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Noz As A Service
Hi Ruth! Are you trying to decide what color to paint your roof, or your house?
    Bookmark   December 31, 2012 at 2:47PM
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Michelle Moscow
I assume you are painting the siding. This answer sounds like a cop-out, but it's really not. Either color, slate-blue or green grey, will work with your gray galvanized roof. It's really a matter of preference. Both sound terrific with the white trim you have planned.
    Bookmark   December 31, 2012 at 3:18PM
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Ruth Fagan
Thanks for the advice. I am actually looking to paint the weatherboard exterior, the tin roof is a light steel grey and has changed the look of the house which was previously pale green and cream with a dark grey roof.
    Bookmark   December 31, 2012 at 3:31PM
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Ruth Fagan
Front of house
    Bookmark   December 31, 2012 at 3:33PM
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Love a grey blue with white trim.
1 Like    Bookmark   December 31, 2012 at 3:37PM
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Noz As A Service
Ahh, in that case, I agree with Michelle that both colors would look great, but I am leaning toward painting it steel blue -- that would be so fresh! Would you also paint the cream trim to something more true-white? That would really make the blue stand out! When the job is done, share the "after" -- would love to see it!!
    Bookmark   December 31, 2012 at 3:39PM
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Sherwin Williams has a couple of colors that might look pretty; Foggy Day or Glisten Yellow and I'd try Extra White for the trim.
    Bookmark   December 31, 2012 at 4:18PM
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